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Why Does My Furnace Smell When I First Turn It On?

Now that the first cold snaps have hit our area, many people are turning on their furnaces for the first time this season—and in addition to a houseful of warmth, they’re also getting a strange burning smell. So where’s that smell coming from and should you be worried?

Thankfully, the answer is quite simple—no furnace repair or replacement should be needed! Over the course of the summer, your heating system has been gathering dust and other debris—and that odor you smell when you turn it on for the first time is actually just that dust burning away. The smell should go away after one or two uses.

It’s also important to remember furnace maintenance at the start of the season. Now is the perfect time to schedule your annual maintenance. Contact us online by filling out the form on this page or call 732-455-9110 to set an appointment!

Our Furnace Maintenance Services

Although the smell of dust burning away when your first turn on your furnace may be unavoidable, there are a lot of other heating woes you can avoid altogether with regular maintenance. When you schedule a furnace maintenance appointment with the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning in central New Jersey, we will:

  • Check your thermostat calibration
  • Clean the furnace ignition assembly
  • Test the furnace starting capabilities
  • Monitor the flue draft
  • Inspect the gas piping
  • Change the air filter
  • Adjust the gas pressure and pilot
  • And much more

Learn more about what’s including in our furnace maintenance »

Save on Your Furnace Maintenance

Do you want to save money on your seasonal furnace maintenance and other services? Invest in a heating maintenance agreement with Arctic Air Conditioning. These money-saving contracts include:

  • Complete seasonal maintenance
  • Priority emergency service 7 days a week
  • 15% discount on any work during the contract period
  • And more!

Learn more about our heating service agreements »

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

If you live in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, or Ocean County, NJ, schedule your furnace maintenance today! We can help you avoid major problems during the season by checking for any issues now.

Contact us online or by phone at 732-455-9110!

Testimonials
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”Very satisfied with the service we have gotten from Arctic over the years. From installing our central A/C, to maintaining it and our furnace, they have always provided top notch…”

- Jack Vassallo
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”Great service at a fair price. WAY better value than Gold medal. Will always use in the future.”

- Miles Cava
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”Would highly recommend Arctic Air! The technician and service were excellent.”

- toby Gordon
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”I highly recommend Artic air. Sammy was my technician and he was great. Explained everything to me and answered all my questions.”

- Donna Hyman
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”Technician Scott made sure all was ok before he left. Always satisfied with Arctic and Scott’s service”

- Gary Stahl
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”It is a pleasure dealing with Arctic Air Conditioning. They are professional, communicate and show up when they say they will. The technician was knowledgeable and thorough. He explained the…”

- Petunia Mom
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”We have used Arctic Air since 2017 when we installed a new HVAC system. Today we had Alex Demauro come out for our yearly fall maintenance. After a not so…”

- Brielle Calvert
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”An excellent family owned and operated business local to Old Bridge residents. Mike B. from Sales is very honest and only sells you what you need. Howard and Ross, the…”

- Armin K.
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”The technician was very professional. He answered all of our questions regarding the air purification system”

- Kathleen Allen
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”Highly recommend! Alex D who came and serviced our heat was great and very professional.”

- Mandy D
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”Excellent people to rely upon. For many years I have been getting their services with full satisfaction. I recommend Arctic Air over any bigger company around Central Jersey”

- Ikram Rumana Huq
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”Yet another great experience with these guys! The lady on the phone to Greg coming in and fixing my heat explaining everything ! Thanks !!”

- Jessica Pires
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”I delt with Allison in the office and Eric Reed was my technician two very highly professional people extremely helpful and solved my ongoing problem Iwill always recommend Artic air…”

- Martina Wunder
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”Very thorough and reasonably priced.”

- Bill Devery
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”Frank was an excellent mechanic. Knew his stuff and respected my home. He installed what was in the provided kits. This unit was installed by Artic and I expected them…”

- Michael Stuart
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”Alex was great. Highly recommend them for both air conditioning and heating.”

- Jacqui Melman
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”They replaced both our heater, filter and ac unit. These guys were great. Very polite and got the job done without issues. The work they did was clean and organized.…”

- Brian Appleby
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”Great job cleaning an older HVAC system. On time, fast, efficient and charged reasonable fee.”

- Russell Einbinder
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”They replaced both our heater, filter and ac unit. They showed up on time in masks and gloves, and got right to work. These guys were great. Very polite and…”

- Brian A.
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